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Latin America threatened with cancer epidemic

Latin America faces a cancer epidemic unless governments act quickly to improve health care systems and treat the poor.

Latin America threatened with cancer epidemic
Crowe leads tributes to Aussie rock legend Amphlett
Crowe leads tributes to Aussie rock legend Amphlett

Hollywood star Russell Crowe led tributes Tuesday to Australia's "Queen of Rock" Chrissy Amphlett who died in New York after a long battle with cancer.

Crowe leads tributes to Aussie rock legend Amphlett
Breast cancer gene patents reach US high court
Breast cancer gene patents reach US high court

The US Supreme Court heard the most high-profile genetics case in history on Monday, as justices considered whether private firms should be allowed to patent human genes linked to breast cancer.

Breast cancer gene patents reach US high court
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Arrhythmia drug may increase cancer risk: study

A common treatment for irregular heartbeats may have a serious side effect: a new study out Tuesday showed it could increase the risk for certain cancers.

Arrhythmia drug may increase cancer risk: study
Young girl's 'cure' signals new path against cancer
Young girl's 'cure' signals new path against cancer

Emily Whitehead is kind of a big deal. At age seven, she is the only child to have beaten back leukemia with the help of a new treatment that turned her own immune cells into targeted cancer killers.

Young girl's 'cure' signals new path against cancer
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Scientists unravel genetic code of oesophageal cancer

Scientists said Sunday they had found mutations in 26 genes that may cause oesophageal cancer, a breakthrough they hope will lead to new drugs for the deadly and increasingly frequent disease.

Scientists unravel genetic code of oesophageal cancer
Venezuela's Chavez dies, armed forces deployed
Venezuela's Chavez dies, armed forces deployed

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez lost his battle with cancer Tuesday, his death silencing the leading voice of the Latin American left and putting the oil-rich nation on a path to early elections.

Venezuela's Chavez dies, armed forces deployed
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Japan riled by WHO's Fukushima cancer warning

Japan on Friday insisted warnings by the WHO of a rise in the risk of cancer for people in Fukushima were overblown, saying the agency was unnecessarily stoking fears.

Japan riled by WHO's Fukushima cancer warning
Genetically engineered virus kills cancer: study
Genetically engineered virus kills cancer: study

A genetically-engineered virus tested in 30 terminally-ill liver cancer patients significantly prolonged their lives, killing tumours and inhibiting the growth of new ones.

Genetically engineered virus kills cancer: study
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Chavez 'clearly' recovering: official

Hugo Chavez is making steady progress recovering from cancer surgery, said the leader of Venezuela's parliament, who said the convalescing president is "clearly" moving ahead in his recovery.

Chavez 'clearly' recovering: official
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Women smokers face greater health risks than in past: study

Women smokers are at a greater risk than at any time in recent decades from lung cancer and other ailments linked to their tobacco use.

Women smokers face greater health risks than in past: study
Chavez joking, giving orders: Venezuelan minister
Chavez joking, giving orders: Venezuelan minister

Venezuela's top diplomat said Monday that President Hugo Chavez was joking and giving orders, after disappearing from the public eye six weeks ago for cancer surgery in Cuba.

Chavez joking, giving orders: Venezuelan minister
Venezuelan officials send mixed messages on Chavez
Venezuelan officials send mixed messages on Chavez

Officials sent mixed signals Sunday about the condition of cancer-stricken Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, fueling growing political uncertainty in the oil-rich country.

Venezuelan officials send mixed messages on Chavez
Venezuela delays Chavez inauguration as crisis deepens
Venezuela delays Chavez inauguration as crisis deepens

Ailing President Hugo Chavez cannot return home in time for his inauguration on Thursday and so will take the oath of office at a later date before the Supreme Court.

Venezuela delays Chavez inauguration as crisis deepens
Venezuela assembly meets amid Chavez health crisis
Venezuela assembly meets amid Chavez health crisis

Venezuela's National Assembly meets Saturday to elect its leadership in a session that also is expected to thrash out the country's political future as President Hugo Chavez battles cancer in Cuba.

Venezuela assembly meets amid Chavez health crisis
As Chavez fights cancer, aides build his myth
As Chavez fights cancer, aides build his myth

As Hugo Chavez battles cancer in Cuba, his lieutenants here are actively glorifying Venezuela's firebrand leader in what observers see as a campaign to erect a heroic myth that can survive his death.

As Chavez fights cancer, aides build his myth
Venezuela frets over ill Chavez as 2013 begins
Venezuela frets over ill Chavez as 2013 begins

Somber Venezuelans began 2013 fretting over their ubiquitous and garrulous leader Hugo Chavez, wondering what the future holds as the president wages a tough battle with cancer in a Havana hospital.

Venezuela frets over ill Chavez as 2013 begins
Chavez 'fighting' for health post-surgery
Chavez 'fighting' for health post-surgery

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced Friday that he will lead a government delegation to Cuba to visit President Hugo Chavez who was recovering in Havana following his December 11 cancer surgery.

Chavez 'fighting' for health post-surgery
Chavez said to be 'well' and 'conscious'
Chavez said to be 'well' and 'conscious'

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is making steady progress after cancer surgery in Cuba and the respiratory infection he developed earlier in the week has been contained.

Chavez said to be 'well' and 'conscious'
'How are my people?' Chavez asks post-surgery
'How are my people?' Chavez asks post-surgery

Hugo Chavez's first words after emerging from surgery were "How are my (Venezuelan) people?" according to officials, who proclaimed here Friday that the ailing leader is on the road to recovery.

'How are my people?' Chavez asks post-surgery